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  • Analysis: Appeal puts new focus on social issues

    Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's decision to appeal a ruling striking down Arkansas' 12-week abortion ban isn't just giving hope to conservative activists who want to preserve one of the strictest abortion laws in the country. It also could inject a new focus on abortion and other social issues into dozens of statewide and legislative races that had been focused more on health care, taxes and other matters.

  • Analysis: Veto puts focus on special language

    Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of a tax exemption for natural gas drillers puts a new spin on an old problem for the Legislature. Lawmakers no longer just have to wonder whether special language they're adding to a budget bill amounts to a major policy change.

  • Flags to fly at half-staff for slain Ark. deputy

    Gov. Mike Beebe has ordered Arkansas flags to be flown at half-staff on Saturday in honor of a state deputy who was killed while driving a hitchhiker to a homeless shelter.

  • Arkansas lawmakers override veto of gas tax break

    The Arkansas Legislature on Wednesday overrode Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of a $5 million tax exemption for natural gas drillers, despite the governor's warning that including the tax break in a budget bill was unconstitutional and jeopardizes pay raises proposed for state workers.

  • Ark. gov. names chief of staff to UA board

    Gov. Mike Beebe has named his chief of staff and close friend Morril Harriman to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.

  • Beebe vetoes tax exemption for drilling sand

    Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe vetoed a $5 million tax exemption for the sand used in natural gas drilling on Monday, saying it was unconstitutional for the Legislature to include the tax break in a state agency's budget bill.

  • Analysis: Fiscal session leaves long to-do list

    Arkansas' third-ever fiscal session was dominated by debate about the future of the state's compromise Medicaid expansion, but that may be nothing compared to the fights that await lawmakers when they return to the Capitol in 2015.

  • Arkansas lawmakers approve $5B budget measure

    Arkansas lawmakers approved a $5 billion budget on Tuesday that boosts funding for public schools and prisons as the Legislature neared the end of a session that's been dominated by debate about the state's compromise Medicaid expansion.

  • in theA few legislators remain during a recess in a near-empty House chamber at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Friday, March 7, 2014. Earlier Friday legislators in the Joint Budget Committee endorsed a $5 billion budget bill that boosts funding for public schools and prisons. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

    Arkansas lawmakers advance $5B budget bill

    Arkansas' public schools would receive the largest funding increase and the state's reserve fund would get $19 million under a $5 billion budget plan that lawmakers advanced Friday.

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